The center started preparing for the vaccination of children. This time the vaccination will be for 12 to 14-year-olds. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandvi made the announcement on Monday. Mansukh said that the vaccination of children of that age will start from next Wednesday in the whole country. At the same time, the health minister has also announced to give booster vaccine to the senior citizens from that day.

The Centre’s Health and Family Welfare Minister took to Twitter on Monday. The translation of what he wrote in Devanagari script is, ‘The country is safe only when children are safe. I am happy to announce that immunization of 12 to 14-year-old children will start from March 16 in the country. ‘

Earlier, the center vaccinated 15 to 18-year-olds. In that tweet on Monday, the health minister requested the parents of the children to get their children’s names registered for the vaccination as soon as possible. Incidentally, Covaxin used to vaccinate adults is not being given to children aged 12-14. Instead, the children will be vaccinated against Corvavax made by Hyderabad-based company Biological Evans.

The health minister wrote in a tweet that people over 60 will also be able to get the booster vaccine from that day. The work of giving the booster vaccine to them will start on Wednesday.